From San Francisco and San Diego to Los Angeles and Sacramento, people enjoy visiting the most stunning cities and towns when spending a vacation in California. The state is home to various top-rated attractions, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Yosemite National Park, Disneyland, Big Sur, Lake Tahoe, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Redwood National and State Parks, Joshua Tree National Park, Universal Studios Hollywood, Hearst Castle, Santa Catalina Island, Channel Islands National Park, The Getty Center Los Angeles, Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, the Griffith Observatory, the USS Midway Museum, and many others.

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United States
Founded Date
September 9, 1850
39.35 Million ( 2020)
Known For
- Amazing beaches - Hollywood - Stars - Silicon Valley - National parks - Stunning nature - Wine country region - Various landmarks - Delicious cuisine And much more!


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10 Things To Do In South Lake Tahoe: Complete Guide To California's Bluest Lake

South Lake Tahoe has always been one of California's many gems; here's what to see and do at the state's bluest lake.

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10 Free Things To Do In Fall In San Francisco

Visiting California on a budget? No worries; here are some of the best free things to do in San Francisco in the fall without spending a thing.

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Ghost Towns & More: 10 Oldest Towns In California

Some of the oldest towns in California are still lively today, while others are creepy ghost towns worth exploring.

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This Is How California's Skunk Train Got Its Name (& Why It's So Scenic)

California's Skunk Train has an interesting history. Learn how it got its name and discover why it's worth a visit.

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These Are The 10 Greenest, Eco-Friendly Towns & Cities In California

California has always been a leader in environmental initiatives and these eco-friendly cities in the state are some of the greenest out there.

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12 Things To Do In Sequoia National Park: Complete Guide To The Most Fascinating Forest In The U.S.

Sequoia National Park features caves, streams, rock formations, and so many other things to do and see.

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A Journey To Medieval Italy: Exploring Castello di Amorosa In Napa Valley

There's nothing like a glass of wine in Italy; here's how to recreate a medieval Italian scene in Napa, California.

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This Eco-Friendly City Is A Short, Scenic Day Trip From San Francisco

Emeryville is the most sustainable eco-friendly city in California and there's a lot to know about visiting. 

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12 Best Places To Watch Meteor Showers In Northern California

Northern California is home to many spots where stargazers can chase meteor showers.

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AllTrails Claims This State Park Is The Top Choice For Hikers In California

Topanga State Park, the top-rated park in California, offers hikers memorable vistas and a variety of trails to enjoy.

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A Journey Through Nature's Playground: Rim Of The World Scenic Byway Road Trip

Rim of the World Scenic Byway in California is known for its epic panoramas. The route offers some of the state's scenery, nature, and attractions.

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10 Best Towns To Visit In California During The Fall

Feeling festive? These 10 California towns are perfect for apple picking, wine touring, leaf peeping, and every fun Fall activity in between.

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11 Bucket-List-Worthy Destinations For Families In Northern California

Take the kids to the best places to visit in Northern California for families for the ultimate vacation that all ages will love.

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Top 10 Towns To Retire To For Cheap In California

Enjoy an Affordable Retirement in California at These 10 Towns, Offering a Wonderful Lifestyle Without the High Expenses.

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10 Most Beautiful Eco-Tourism Destinations In California (And What to Do There)

California is full of eco-tourism destinations with plenty of things to do and see.

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10 Amazing Weekend Trips To Take In The Fall In California

California has something for everyone to explore, from whale watching to hiking amongst the ancient Joshua trees and more, in the fall.

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10 Incredible Museums Worth A Road Trip In California

Find out all about space, the oceans, and Ice Age history at the best California museums.

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These Are 10 Of The Most Interesting Museum Ships In California

California is home to a large selection of US museum ships, and they range from the largest preserved warships to small historic craft.

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14 Best Places To Watch Meteor Showers In Southern California

Known for its beaches and great year-round weather, Southern California is one of the best places to watch the next meteor shower.

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Planning a getaway to Carmel-by-the-Sea? Here is everything travelers need to know to have an unforgettable trip.

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